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Water Yam

Dioscorea alata L.

Carlos G Velazco-Macias   cc-by-nc-4.0

Dioscorea alata (Water Yam) is a species of perennial herb in the family Dioscoreaceae. They are climbers. They have simple, broad leaves and capsule fruit. Individuals can grow to 2.2 m.

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EOL has data for 26 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of water yam. View this species on GBIF